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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 88 • Number 5 • May 2011

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May 2011

Street Fair in Business District


Perth Amboy Means Business
By Wilda Diaz, Mayor & Helga van Eckert, Director, Office of Economic and Community Development, Redevelopment, UEZ and BID, City of Perth Amboy

Special Section: Save Our Urban Enterprise Zones

We Must Preserve Urban Enterprise Zone Funding
By J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, Elizabeth

Ending Urban Economic Zone Funding Would Be Tragic
By Eldridge Hawkins, Jr., Mayor, Orange

The Urban Enterprise Program  Amend It, Don’t End It.
By Jesse L. Tweedle, Sr., Mayor, Pleasantville

Deptford’s Mayors Wellness Campaign  Promoting a Healthy Future for All
By Paul Medany, Mayor, Deptford Township

Jersey City Revamps Its Bed Bug Ordinance
By Jerramiah T. Healy, Mayor, Jersey City

Plainsboro’s New Health Care Campus 
A Successful Redevelopment Strategy

By Peter A. Cantu, Mayor & Robert O. Sheehan, Township Administrator, Plainsboro Township

League President Testifies on the State Budget
By Chuck Chiarello, NJLM President; Mayor, Buena Vista

How To Get Your Town’s Businesses Back on Track
By Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Employment Assistance  Your Public Library’s First Priority
By Norma Blake, State Librarian & Patricia Tumulty, Executive Director, New Jersey Library Association

Pension Turn Around  Look What the Mayors Have Done!
By L. Mason Neely, Finance Officer, East Brunswick

Cents of the Census  Show Me the Numbers
By Geraldine R. Clark, Associate Editor, The Fourth Estate Newspaper; Public Relations Consultant/ On-air personality for

Newark’s Prudential Center is Now a Sports Magnet
By Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive & Jeff Vanderbeek,
Chairman and Managing Partner, Prudential Center

Choose New Jersey  The Time Is Now!
By Tracye McDaniel, President and CEO, Choose New Jersey

Towns Need Eminent Domain to Promote Redevelopment
John P. Inglesino, Esq., NJLM Associate League Counsel; Township Attorney, Parsippany-Troy Hills; and Redevelopment Counsel, Morristown

Effective Local Campaigning  The Do’s and Don’ts
By Dale Florio, Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Group

How to Run a Winning Campaign
By Bart Rossi, Ph.D., Rossi Psychological Group

Sustainable Jersey  Empowering Green Teams to Build Stronger Communities
By Fred Profeta, Member, Mayors Committee for a Green Future; Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Maplewood

Women in Government Day a Success

Budget and Audit Update Seminars Aid Municipalities with Financial Questions

League Qualifies to Provide Continuing Legal Education Credit     



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Vincent R. Barrella,
Mayor, Point Pleasant Beach

Washington Watch
By Robert Menendez, US Senator

Legislative Update
By Michael F. Cerra, Jon R. Moran
& Lori Buckelew

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Labor Relations News & Views
By Brian W. Kronick, Esq.

Getting the Most from Your League
By Taran Samhammer

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland

Water can and plant

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